Thanks kindly to Defleshed-Martyr
for the new icon! I hope to keep bring the Brains of the operation, as well as Collector of the Extraordinary, for quite some time to come, but speaking of time...
I'll be spending a lot of my time in college learning about different subjects of interest (and some uninteresting ones, but what can you do?), and majorly spending most of my time in studies and outside matters. Hopefully this will turn out good for my creativity, which seems to benefit well from being away from the tools of creation. If it turns out that I have absolutely no time to do any creative work, then it's been nice knowing you. However, should I have enough spare time inbetween to pursue creative ventures...
It's about time I seek out other venues besides dA. Of course this means that I won't keep in touch much anymore with the people that I've made good friends with here, but I won't be gone forever. I might pop by, post fan-arts here and there, and purchase prints and commissions from people if I get the chance and/or money. Hopefully by the time I do find an alternate venue (my family suggests Facebook of all places!), I will be able to link my friends to those sites so that they might continue to keep in touch. Otherwise, who knows? I might spend more time emailing and even snail-mailing them.
Now, I've discussed a lot of my future plans in my
overly long audio post on YouTube
, but I'll try to summarize them here for people who don't want to listen to my voice for 10 minutes.
- First and foremost, I've gotten tired of the GigaCake-MmmKay name, and plan to switch to another moniker by my birthday (September 14). I'm thinking it will be Cybernetic Cupcake, and depending on how much I keep using deviantART, my username here may change accordingly, or it might just stay the same as an archive of the old me.
- Second, should I get more art accounts, I will continue to use YouTube as they've all but monopolized the vlogging and original video scene (though signs point towards a future in which it will cater to those with loads of money and big agencies), but I will create new channels for vlogging, artistic films, machinima, and other miscellany.
- Third, I'm vacillating between shutting down my Tumblr and creating a new one from whole cloth. It's been fun blogging and reblogging about random points of interest, but the influence of its more rowdily vocal members has been poisonous to my system, and I'm only interested in the site anymore for its style of rebloggable content. Sites like Blogger and Livejournal among others interest me for their features, but I'm still up in the air as to whether I really wish to blog about anything at all.
Majorly, though, I'm starting to realize that realizing my dreams and thoughts will be infinitely tougher than I could ever imagine, and that I've been wasting time for fear of being unable to learn what I needed to learn in order to pursue my goals, which seem rather poorly defined at the moment. I still want to execute some of my ideas in future, even if they won't be in the same format as when they were created. For example, Earth Defense Force C.R.A.C.K.P.O.T.
might be getting a new name, and even be expanded to a collective universe of projects and stories with the same characters and devices.
Rouballast, one of the main villains of my old C.R.A.C.K.P.O.T. stories, isn't going away anytime soon. He's still 200 feet tall, filled with the most arrogant air, and has more than a passing resemblance to actor Roddy McDowall, who I still have a major crush on (check my Steam account!
). I am officially like one of those eccentric authors with 15+ characters in search of a story, and they all continue to talk to me, telling me of their adventures in their universe that I should write down, even though I tell them 3 times a day that I can't always do everything to make their stories reality, at least not yet.
As I enter adulthood, I realize more than ever that I'm only a child, and I think I'll keep feeling childish until I'm 40 years old, but should that change, and my youth be spent truly doing the things I love, then may I thank everyone that has helped me to be there, including young me now, still ever the dreamer, dreaming of what could be instead of what is. Alas, alack.
Thanks for reading.